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Monday, June 8, 2009

Peaches In Red Wine

This is the Italian version of Sangria and like all Italian cooking it relies on a few fresh ingredients. In this case it is the perfectly ripe peach! If you have a perfect peach in season and a simple red wine this drink will come out perfect no matter what!
Ingredients (serves 6)

1/8-1/4 cup sugar
6 ripe peaches
2 1/2 cups good red wine
Optional: seltzer for spritzer
Combine the sugar and wine and stir to dissolve sugar. Cut peaches in half, and then into slices. Usually you would leave the skin on but you can peel them, it's really a matter of taste. Pour the wine over the peach slices, cover, and allow it to sit for 2-3 hours.
Spoon the peaches into 6 glasses and pour the wine over each one. If you would like a spritzer just pour the same amount of seltzer (not club soda) into each glass, salute!

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